Riddle, Cribbs, Cullen, Tharp and
Banta Reign Before the Rain
Threatening weather did not back the racers from putting on a great show Friday
evening at the Anderson Speedway with Anderson's Mike Riddle Jr. taking the
honors in the Limited Late Models while Muncie's Bill Cribbs was the Legend Main
victor. Anderson drivers topped off the rest of the features with Shane Cullen
the ThunderCar Oval winner while Josh Tharp was the ThunderCar 8 top dog and Sam
Banta was the Chappy's Rent To Own Front Wheel Drive champ.
Riddle led coast to coast in the Limited Late Model Feature. Jason Atkinson
looked like a serious contender only to have a tire go down on lap 17. Mike Neal
would challenge but that would be all he could do with Riddle who took the win
over Tom Latham, Atkinson and Jason Fullen. Riddle also took the heat win over
Atkinson & Neal.
Brian Downey led the first five laps of the 25-lap Legend main before being
headed by Clark Dietzen. Dietzen led till lap 10 when he met up with Darrell Lee
Brown and Downey. The yellow flew and Cribbs inherited the lead. Dr. Bill Cribbs
went on to his first feature win pursued by James Robertson, Al Renner, Eric
Black and Mark Sullivan.
Black won the first heat race over Clark Dietzen and Greg Dietzen. Mike
Satkowiak took the win in heat No. 2 over Daniel Russell and Roy Nicholson.
The ThunderCar Oval was a dandy with 29 cars starting the feature event. Shane
Cullen wove in and out of traffic and avoided several close calls to cop the
coins over Roy Grissom, Joe Walters, Tim Brown and Ranny Hinton.
Josh Tharp was the only leader in the ThunderCar Figure 8 which packed full of
crossover action. Trailers were Mike Peters, Roy Grissom Sr., Donnie
Ellis, Jr and Tim Brown.
The Chappy's Rent To Own Front Wheel Drive race was wild as rain began to fall
and cars were going everywhere. The race was checkered five laps early, but was
an official race as it was past the half waypoint. Big Al Gabel took the win
only to fail technical inspection and was disqualified. Sam Banta took home the
hardware followed by Chris Jennings, Patrick Spillis, David Baker and Kevin
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.